Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is known from a few sites in Fiji including Vanua Levu and a single dredge in Tonga (Moolenbeek, Röckel and Bouchet 2008). There are also records from the Philippines (Poppe pers. comm. 2011). It has a depth distribution of 250-500 m.

Specimens from Fiji have a paucispiral protoconch indicating non-planktotrophic larval development, so it is dubious that the specimens from the Philippines are conspecific.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology

This is a newly described species by Moolenbeek, Röckel and Bouchet in 2008. Little is understood about its distribution, habitat and behaviour. It has been found around Fiji and Tonga in deep water (Moolenbeek, Röckel and Bouchet 2008).


Systems
  • Marine
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2013

Assessor/s
Bouchet, P.

Reviewer/s
Seddon, M. & Peters, H.

Contributor/s

Justification
This species is known from a few sites in Fiji including Vanua Levu and a single dredge in Tonga. There are also records from the Philippines. This species potentially has a wide distribution in deep, inaccessible waters, and is not believed to have any major threats affecting it. It is listed as Least Concern, with a need for more research concerning its full distribution, population, habitats/ecology, and possible threats.
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Population

Population
There are no data in the literature on populations. It is known from fewer than 10 specimens in the southwest Pacific from scientific expeditions, and occasionally taken from tanglenet operators in Balut Island in the southern Philippines (P. Bouchet pers. comm. 2011).

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
This is a newly described species and so the threats to this species are unknown.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no conservation measures in place for the protection of this species.
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Wikipedia

Conus cakobaui

Conus cakobaui is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Conidae, the cone snails and their allies.[1]

Like all species within the genus Conus, these snails are predatory and venomous. They are capable of "stinging" humans, therefore live ones should be handled carefully or not at all.

Contents

Description

Distribution

References

  1. ^ Conus cakobaui Moolenbeek, Röckel, & Bouchet, 2008.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
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